Topic: fuzzy sounding reeds
Hi- I've been making reeds about 6 months and have happened to make a few that actually work nicely now! But although I think I have the basic proportions right and get a nice crow, the latest couple are a bit "fuzzy" still. My previous attempts were very flat, buzzy and did not work at all and I was told the tips were too thin/long. So I have been working very carefully on not making the tips too thin or too long. I feel like these newer reeds are almost "done" but I don't know where to take off more cane. I already tried thinning the extreme tip, sides and corners of the tip which maybe helped a little. Resistance seems OK, they are not flat or sharp, double crow is there but the tone is not as clear as I would like. I don't know what I did differently on the couple of reeds that did not have this problem.
(I don't have a micrometer and I am between teachers now.)